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Jordan’s cement consumption declines by 400,000 tonnes in 8 months

Slump due to construction sector being hit by decrease since beginning of 2015

Jordan’s consumption of cement declined during the past eight months of this year (2015) by 400,000 tonnes compared with the same period last year, according the Future Society for Cement Traders.

The Kingdom’s consumption of cement reached 8.2 million tonnes during the past eight months, compared with 2.3m tonnes in the same period last year, says the head of the Future Society for Cement Traders, Mohammed Ghazi Abu Soufa.

Abu Soufa said in a statement to Petra that the decline in the kingdom’s consumption of cement is due to the decline that hit the construction sector in the kingdom since the beginning of this year.

Abu Soufa explained that the current price of a tonne of cement is JOD105 (inclusive of transport cost and other expenses), pointing to the existence of 850 points for the sale of cement in various regions of the Kingdom, including 320 in Amman Governorate.

(JOD1 = AED5.18, at the time of publishing)